Org mode is an extension to Emacs allowing one to effectively manage notes and tasks using plain-text files.
Text files are underrated
Over the years I’ve used several “note taking” systems—ranging from Evernote, to OneNote, to some fancy outliners whose name I can’t even readily recall.
They all have one common downside: note rot—a term I coined from bit rot—to denote the process by which notes written in a custom software gradually get outdated as the said software gets no longer used on a regular basis.
Managing notes in a text file avoids this problem, as it is not tied to any custom software.
Text files however lack the structuredness that we need in long-term note taking. This is where orgmode comes into picture.
SPC Xto quickly capture a todo or note. By default they get stored in
Enable handsfree syncing of
~/orgto a Github private repo using
git-auto-commit-mode. This allows me to reference the notes from other devices.
(setq gac-automatically-push-p t)to ~/.doom.d/config.el
;; -*- eval: (git-auto-commit-mode 1) -*-to the top of your org files
- Using org-mode for periodic journalling
- Accumulate years of content for posterity and life.